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   Vol. 18 No. 28
Wednesday April 17, 2019

Letters to the Editor

Hi Geoffrey and Family,

     It is good to hear from you. I have just listened to some of your PODCASTS.      Congratulations for your creativity and continued and unselfish drive in support of the air cargo industry. Another great way to get your messages across.
     Although in 3 months (July 2019) it will already be 5 years since I retired from the Dubai Air Cargo scene, I still read your FlyingTypers e-Zines, and I realize how fast memories and those of the people I have worked closely with (colleagues and customers alike) fade.
     One thing that strikes me when I read your e-Zines, how little, if anything has changed, in those 5 years, the good old story about people’s mistrust and reluctance to embrace (even positive) change. New people, same old politics unfortunately, democracy at its worse.
     Even my former pet subject, Calogi, while no doubt a system light years ahead of our industry's outdated processes, in terms of bringing players together, seems to have abandoned its ambitions to become a global portal and is only making its mark in its home market, Dubai, which without it, would not be the same, and struggle without a community portal like it.
     I have tried hard to leave my hopefully positive mark on our industry over the 40 or so years I was active in air cargo, but being retired since 5 years, I have to admit that looking at it from a distance and not being directly involved anymore, the same old subject, the same old suggestions, and the same old resistance seems still omnipresent.      At least, you stand out in not giving up preaching for a better industry, for which I admire and applaud you.
     With my warmest regards from my new (and totally different) purpose in life, MayLaka, Philippines. It really feels great to be retired.


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